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All Girls day celebrated annually by GFPA`s Youth Action Movement is an activity geared towards the empowerment of women regardless of sex, age, religion, or cultural barriers.
This campaign will be geared towards ending violence against women. The project will aim at not only protecting girls and young women and giving them a voice; it will also promote the involvement of men and boys to prevent violence. This will be through training, cycling, discussion at village bantaba/market and film shows for both young women and men and targeted communities will be given information kits on prevention of violence and sexual assault against women.
The grand Celebration will held at Municipal Council grounds and it shall be characterize by speeches, drama and musical performances and it’s expected to be attended by the Ministers, National Assembly members, UN agencies, Young People, Women Leaders among others.
Young women under the age of 35 years represent about 39.9% (Youth Profile 2010) of the population of The Gambia. In spite of our numerical strength, they face numerous problems. The 2010 Violence Against Women Study of the Women’s Bureau revealed that young ladies are victims of gender-based violence in schools, homes and communities, with very little support for redress. Through the activities young men and women will go around selected villages in west coast region and speak to young men about violence against girls and women and how they can galvanize actions to end it (girls and women).
This year’s celebration will be done in partnership with Think Young Women an organization for by and young women
Think Young Women (TYW) is a young women (15-30 years) led non-profit organization with the aim of supporting and enhancing the skills for a new generation of enlightened young female leaders. TYW is committed to excellence in the pursuit of that objective. The team of TYW has expertise in training, advocacy and awareness rising on the issues of young women with a special focus on violence against women which is one of their intervention areas.
The activity All Girls Day is intended programme format shall include:
MEDIA BRIEFING- Before embarking on the trip, we would have at least one weeks of media sensitization. Press conferences, radio talk shows in the greater Banjul area, TV shows etc to inform the population about the trip in advance and also to seek support from them.
v TRAINING OF ADVOCATES ON VAW- Young women and men will be trained on some key concept of violence against women and other women rights issues to better prepare them for the BIKE.
v BIKE- This activity will bring together professional cyclist, young men and women to around selected villages within the West Coast Region using cycle to raise awareness on Violence against girls and women and also gather signatures to end violence against women and girls
v CELEBRATION- The actual all girls’ day celebration shall take place at West Field (KMC Grounds) were the Vice President and Minister of Women’s Affairs will make a remark.
· Young people will write something on an orange balloon in commemorating this day e.g. ‘We Can Do This’, ‘Believe In Your Dream’, ‘We Can Change The World’, ‘Enough is Enough’, ‘There is no Us without Them’ and share with colleague, dignitaries to read and also throw some in the air.
· The activity will be in the form of drama performance related to the theme
· Statements and handing over of the Draft report and signatures to the Vice President.
· Entertainment will be provided by famous musicians.
· The occasion will be graced by government officials and members of parliament.
· It will also be graced by other Youth Action Movements to share best practices and programme planning and implementation skills.
· Youth groups all over Kanifing administrative, Banjul and Western region will be invited to grace the occasion
|Date:||15 September 2012|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|